The new priority on safeguarding intangible cultural heritage in formal and non-formal education is gaining ground thanks to strong collaboration between the Culture and Education Sectors at UNESCO. Several field offices have now launched concrete activities on living heritage and education ›››
UNESCO’s Living heritage entity is greatly saddened to announce the loss of one of its most dedicated cultural expert and facilitators in Africa, Stephen Chifunyise who passed away on 5th August 2019 in Harare.
Stephen Chifunyise played a prominent role in the d ›››
A wrap-up workshop of the project “Community-based inventorying of intangible cultural heritage” was organized last July in Kingston, Jamaica five months after its launching.
Since March, members from three communities of Kingston were invited to join capacity building workshops on community-based inv ›››
Kumar Munieswaran (left on the picture), a young martial art practitioner, member of the Nillaikalakki Silambam Association in George Town, Malaysia is one of the 30 local facilitators trained by UNESCO to inventory their living heritage. Once trained, Kumar interviewed the Grandmasters ›››
Indigenous peoples hold a rich diversity of living heritage, including practices, representations, expressions, knowledge and skills that continue to be relevant and provide meaning in everyday life. The practice and transmission of this heritage contributes to the ongoing vitality, strength and ›››
From 22 to 25 July 2019, a four-day workshop on ‘Capacity Building Workshop on Linking 2003 Convention and University ICH programs’ was held in Shanghai, China to reinforce university networking in Asia and the Pacific.
Universities that are part of the Asia-Pacific Higher Education Network for ›››
Since 2018, UNESCO has been working with national stakeholders involved in safeguarding living heritage in Lebanon for the effective implementation of the 2003 Convention at the national level, with the support of the Japan Funds-in-Trust.
The project “Strengthening capacities for the effective implementation o ›››
As a key mechanism for the implementation of the 2003 Convention, the global network of facilitators supports and advises States worldwide in the implementation of the Convention. In this regard, 45 individuals from 20 African countries participated in a training of trainers workshop from ›››
The Secretariat has made available, on the website of the 2003 Convention, the updated forms to be completed by States when nominating living heritage elements to the Representative List and Urgent Safeguarding List and when proposing projects, programmes and activities for the ›››
For the first time education and culture stakeholders from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan came together to discuss benefits and methods of integrating intangible cultural heritage in formal and non-formal education programmes. UNESCO Almaty organized this sub-regional meeting for Central Asia ›››